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Checking The Pulse Of The Kansas City Real Estate Market

You probably know someone who has used the internet to run a background check on someone they’ve just started dating. You’ve heard the commercials imploring consumer to tell car dealers “show me the Carfax”. So you’d think it wouldn’t have taken this long for someone to attempt to give potential home buyers the ability to do a background check on the home they’re buying. That’s what Buildfax Property History attempts to do and they’re offering home buyers the opportunity to get a free Buildfax Property History report through the end of August.

Buildfax touts their reports are beneficial to just about everyone associated with the real estate industry, including home buyers, insurance companies, title companies, home inspectors and appraisers. I presume the reports will come from a database of city permits and Buildfax readily admits it has access to less than 2/3 of such records across the U.S. But the potential exists here to find out a lot of interesting things about a home at a reasonable price.

If it does indeed lead to uncovering issues like major structural issues it could save home buyers thousands of dollars. Even if it just helps a buyer better understand major work done to a roof,  electrical, plumbing or HVAC, it could be well worth the $40 they’re going start charging after the end of this month. If you’re thinking about giving it a trial run, now’s the time while it’s free… so go check it out here.

Posted by Jason Brown

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